British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Glyphdoctor » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:08 pm

BA is running the cheapest flights from Cairo to San Francisco this fall. They also have the best luggage allowances at the moment. All the airlines dropped the second checked bag for economy in the past year or so but BA has a nice loophole that you can take a carryon bag and a laptop bag each weighing up to 23kg as long as it meets certain max dimensions. No other airline comes even close to that weight in carry on, although it might be difficult to stuff a carryon with that much weight, the last time I flew KLM I had to seriously underfill my carryon to meet their weight limits. BA is definitely not my favorite airline but for the luggage allowance it is worth it.



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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by newcastle » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:27 pm

Hand luggage of 2 x 23 Kg?

Was that you I saw picking up a medal for Egypt in the Rio olympics.......women's weightlifting? :lol:

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Bombay » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:49 pm

newcastle wrote:Hand luggage of 2 x 23 Kg?

Was that you I saw picking up a medal for Egypt in the Rio olympics.......women's weightlifting? :lol:
Well looking at the current prices you will need this if you pay in cash at a ticket office for just about any flights to the UK inc easyJet!

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Bombay » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:00 am

A-Four wrote:
Major Thom wrote:I am not too sure but a few years ago there was a budget division of BA called British Airtours, they woulld get chartered alot by tour companies, if this was still going it may make it cheaper.:
No MT, you are thinking of BMI, they had a shop\office off one of those small square up from the Museum, dirt cheap, the booze was handed out like no tomorrow, and then a pocket full for the onward journeys.

I understand it got sold on to Luftansa, or what ever they call it. :wi .
No MT is correct BA had a charter airline division called BEA Airtours then British Airtours
finally Caledonian Airways until it was sold in 1995.

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by claverley » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:29 am

10:26 on 24/08/2016 British Airways quoted their cheapest fair to Cairo £710.70 return for 2 = THAT IS £360 EACH.

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Dusak » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:49 am

And yet my friends that have only just returned home but want to come out again in October cos they miss me [not] could not find it anywhere near that price and the Egypt air site would not allow then to book the connecting flight to Luxor via Cairo stating no connections available. :ni: Roll on the continued healthy growth of the tourist industry. :urm:
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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Bombay » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:30 pm

Well my original post was on the 9th.
Dusak the direct flights from heathrow to Luxor are operating in October and were coming in for less than 400gbp.

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by hatusu » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:16 pm

Dusak wrote:And yet my friends that have only just returned home but want to come out again in October cos they miss me [not] could not find it anywhere near that price and the Egypt air site would not allow then to book the connecting flight to Luxor via Cairo stating no connections available. :ni: Roll on the continued healthy growth of the tourist industry. :urm:
My friends and I had a nightmare journey back to Luxor 2 days ago. We had already been advised that the connecting flight was going to be later than advertised, but it just got steadily worse and worse. The departure time just got later and later while we were waiting whichbeas had enough , but we all had to keep advising the people who were meeting us in luxor of the constant changes. Even when we were eventually on the plane waiting for takeoff we wre sitting for 45 mins before we did actually takeoff with no-one advising us what eas happening or how long we would be stuck there. I walked into Heathrow at 11am as we were requested to be there 4hrs before takeoff. I walked out of Luxor airport 4am the next morning - a total of 16 hrs and that wasn't even door to.door. The ministry of Tourism is just not serious when they say they want to.improve tourism. They couldn't.give a damn about tourists. . The treatment of evetyone at all points in the airport was giving the impression that we were all just a nuisance and tbey wished we werent there. (the exception being the flight crews who ere at all times pleasant and helpful, as opposed to the airport staff)

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Tilly2 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:08 pm

I am flying out in November Turkish airways Manchester, Istanbul Cairo the last time I looked the price was £297/301 return,then it was Cairo to Luxor now that was the killer £120/£179 return. Your travel time was over night to Cairo then on to Luxor in the morning. I would love to find a direct flight but I think it's a no go, such a pity the country is loosing out.
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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Brian Yare » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:05 pm

I haven't looked recently, but the last time I flew via Istanbul the arrival in Cairo was around 3.50a.m. and the departure to Luxor was around 5.50a.m., so not too long a wait. But i see that there is an earlier arrival in Cairo at 7.25 p.m, with a connecting flight to Luxor at 8.45p.m.

The other option is Istanbul to Hurghada and then a taxi. This probably works out less expensive.

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